This is my second review of this phone, thoroughly deserving of it too!
Now had it for a few months and cannot speak highly enough about it, (last review was after only one day!)
Ok it is not 'top dog' anymore due to the T500, but this phone exceeds all that I expected from it.
A family member with one of the latest iPhones commented on the high quality of the image I had sent her from my T1, she would not have said that if it were from my Cat S41! Cameras on other 'tough' phones are usual of a sub standard, not much help when good images are required, but the T1 gives high quality images, and positive comments coming from a iPhone user was a compliment.
I have already forgotten that I am using Android 6.0 OS, as it is as fluid as I could ask, and works tirelessly with this phone.
The size (already mentioned previously) is just perfect - for me at least, to the point I would take this phone over the T500, despite the T500 having more 'bells and whistles'. If the eventual T2 is anything like this unit it will be a wonderful piece of kit, so long as the size does not increase to the levels of the T500!!!
Had a few battery issues, but simply needed tweaking a tad, Matthew took care of that during a phone call. Also I uninstalled Outlook and replaced with the Blackberry hub and since then battery has gone well into the second day without a problem.
Because of the speed, build quality and the camera qualities - this T1 surpasses the likes of the Samsung galaxy X Cover by miles, and appears as tough as a CatS41. An added bonus is being able to resolve any 'rare' issue or query with folk who know their subject, and in pretty quick time.
What a super phone, a good looker with a quality feel and tough as likely to get. Ok runs on 6.0 but not a problem with anything I have installed, works flawlessly thus far.
No FP sensor but does not bother me at all, as the phone is so easy to hold etc, there is no effort in tapping in a pin, if needed of course.
Probably one of the best phones I have owned, very impressed.
Screen is crisp, a bonus for those who hold in the right hand - the back button is on the right and so allows one handed use if desired. Camera is very good, as advertised.
I was going to wait until the T2, but as it is many months away, thought to go with this T1, no regrets there.
Because the T1 is such a terrific size, near perfect in my opinion, a shame to hear that the T2 will be somewhat larger when released.
I would have liked to have heard that the team where to keep one unit to a similar size as the T1 moving forward, as the T500 already offers the larger screen size etc.
Overall Verdict - Excellent phone
Excellent piece of gear,
Have had my for nearly two, its brilliant, especially as I have just driven over it in my land rover. Apart from some bad scratches it works perfectly
T1 for builders
Very satisfied with the T1. As a builder, it's the phone I was looking for!
Mega drop !
Hey guys , just wanted you to know that I dropped my T1 from the top of a boat that we are working on...which is in a shed on a concrete floor which was 18ft below. It bounced a few times but good news , it is absolutely fine and I cant actually see a mark. Amazing , you should tell everyone abut these phones. JP
Good solid phone.
All in all a good solid phone.
A few hick ups with the mobile data says it's 3G or 4G and running fine but doesn't load a website. Other than that no issues.
The TUFF T1 is the tough smartphone the construction and agriculture industry has been waiting for.
Combining the sleek beauty and performance of a high-end smartphone with the ruggedness of a tough phone.
The device features an internal aluminium-titanium alloy frame offering an unrivalled strength to the handset. Due to this alloy frame the T1 has managed to shed any unnecessary bulk; thus retaining the compact size of many popular smartphones currently on the market.
Crafted from aluminium, hardened rubber and combined with a Gorilla Glass 4 screen this MIL-STD 810G certified handset is drop-proof from heights of up to 1.5M. The handset is also fully waterproof and dust proof thanks to its IP68 rating.
A 5" Sharp IGZO display offers a fantastic visual experience boasting great viewing angles, vivid colour representation, and at 500 nits luminance this screen is easy to view when used outdoors in bright, sunlit environments.
Beating at the heart of this device you'll find a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737T processor which comes paired with 3GB RAM - perfect for multitasking or running demanding applications.
This handset also offers Dual-SIM capabilities, accepting up to two Nano SIMs, or alternatively one Nano SIM and one Micro SD card.
There's 32GB internal storage which is expandable via Micro SD Card. This will ensure that the device remains responsive, smooth and offers somewhere you can keep your music, movies and other entertainment.
Running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) the TUFF T1 offers spectacular power management thanks to the inclusion of Android Doze. When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts your T1 handset into a sleep state - meaning no more unnecessary battery drain from unused apps.
Doze, paired with a hefty 3000 mAh battery means that you'll easily see more than a full days' use out of the handset under normal usage conditions; enabling you to work your phone smarter, not harder.
The TUFF T1 offers excellent camera performance thanks to one of Sony's best CMOS sensors. This 13MP camera serves up fast autofocus and super sharp image quality thanks to the use of Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). You'll also find a powerful LED flash for illuminating shots taken in darker environments. The device also features a 5MP front facing 'selfie' camera - useful for video calls and taking group shots aided by the use of the screen.
The T1 isn't your ordinary everyday toughphone. Thanks to its robust construction it's designed to be used on a building site and outdoors in challenging environments, however this handset is not out of place in the boardroom either or when out for dinner with friends and family.
When the device looks this good others wont even realise you're using a ruggedised phone.